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Jasper, Forest Park marching bands place first

October 5, 2015 by The Herald

Jasper's Marching Wildcats took first at the Midstates Competition at Simon Kenton High School in Independence, Ky., over the weekend. Jasper also brought home awards for best music, best visuals and general effect. Forest Park competed twice over the ...

Forest Park, Southridge bands take top spots

September 28, 2015 by The Herald

Forest Park High School's Marching Rangers won first place in Class 3A at the Evansville North Invitational on Saturday and also picked up an award for general effect. Forest Park was part of a busy weekend as all four Dubois County marching bands ...

Book lovers anticipate release of Harper Lee's second book

February 4, 2015 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT CincinnatiStudents at Simon Kenton High School read "To Kill a Mockingbird" as part of their freshman reading curriculum. Two tenth-graders who spoke with WLWT said the book opened their minds. “Definitely one of the better books in English that year. I remember ...

Jeff Ruby: Help me buy SK football equipment to replace what was lost in fire

November 3, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- A little more than a week after Simon Kenton High School's football team lost its equipment in a fire, restaurateur Jeff Ruby has stepped up to help the Pioneers get new uniforms. In a Tweet, Ruby solicited donations from ...

Rivals rescue Simon Kenton football team after fire

October 24, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- The Simon Kenton football team wore other schools' helmets and shoulder pads Friday night after a locker room fire ruined theirs and their rivals came to the rescue. Nine schools contributed equipment so the 8-1 Pioneers could play ...

After fire, the game goes on for Simon Kenton thanks to rivals' donations

October 24, 2014 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT CincinnatiHe said in a way, it's Northern Kentucky against the outsiders. Holmes High School Coach Ben Nevels happens to be a Simon Kenton graduate, but he said he'd empty his spare gear room for any team in his alma mater's situation. "While we battle it out on ...

Simon Kenton football program scrambles to find equipment after fire

October 23, 2014 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT Cincinnati"All our football uniforms, all of the helmets, their shoes, all of their football pads, shoulder pads, all of that stuff had significant smoke and soot on their clothing," said Kenton County Schools spokeswoman Jess Dykes. "At dismissal, we weren't ...

Gary Chestnut, man paralyzed in October crash in Independence dies

September 1, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOPrevious Next. INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- A young man paralyzed after a two-vehicle crash in front of Simon Kenton High School in the early hours of Oct. 9 has died. Nick Mayer, the step-father of Gary Chestnut, reports the 22-year-old died Sunday, Aug. 31 ...

Threat of Louisville 'Purge' brings St. Xavier football scrimmage to Simon Kenton

August 16, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Saint Xavier High School football players from Louisville played a scrimmage football game in Independence, Ky. Saturday morning after a social media scare that never was. "We had heard via social media about 'The Purge,' and we ...

Football scrimmage rescheduled over 'The Purge' threats in Louisville

August 15, 2014 by FOX19

A football scrimmage that was supposed to take place Friday in Louisville has been rescheduled due to security concerns. Simon Kenton High School in Independence, Ky postponed a scrimmage with St. Xavier High School in Louisville Friday night over The ...

Simon Kenton HS postpones scrimmage at St. X over 'The Purge' threats

August 15, 2014 by WAVE

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Threats of random violence in Louisville tied to The Purge horror movies have caused Simon Kenton High School to move a varsity football scrimmage scheduled for tonight at St. Xavier High School to Saturday morning at Simon ...

Senior prank puts Ky. high school up for sale

May 22, 2014 by USA TODAY

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. — Simon Kenton High School 's graduating seniors have an enterprising plan to pay for college expenses. They just put their school up for sale. According to a Craigslist ad posted around 9 p.m. Wednesday, the graduating class of ...

Pioneers slam short Panther squad 3-0 at regional

October 29, 2013 by Madison Courier

Madison CourierROUGH NIGHT: Carroll County's Stevie Ogburn (above, 2) bumps the ball as teammate Jessica Foster closes in during Monday's regional match with Simon Kenton. The Panthers' Abby Miracle (below, 14) and Kelly Layton scramble to keep the ball alive.

Team support, strength win Dixie Heights-Simon Kenton football game

October 18, 2013 by WCPO

WCPOHe only missed seven or eight days of school. As Kris continued her cancer fight, she became unable to walk. Despite being bound by her wheelchair, she made it to every Dixie Heights football game to help cheer her husband on. "It was incredible ...

Police: Alcohol a possible factor in 2-vehicle crash in Independence that ...

October 9, 2013 by WCPO

WCPO... Independence, Ky., high school. Authorities said it is possible that speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash that happened at 5:57 a.m. at 11132 Madison Pike in front of Simon Kenton High School. Three medical helicopters responded to the ...

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